2010 MIAC Football Awards

11/23/2010
All-Conf FB

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- The Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (MIAC) announced the 2010 MIAC Football Awards today, Nov. 23, 2010. The nominating and voting process for the awards was conducted by the league's nine head coaches following the conclusion of the regular season.

Bethel senior running back Logan Flannery (Lakeville, Minn./South) received the 2010 Jim Christopherson MIAC MVP award. Flannery topped the 1,000-yard mark for the fourth-straight season, and was named to the All-MIAC First Team Offense for the fourth time. Through 11 games - including Bethel's first-round playoff win Saturday - the Royals' star leads the MIAC with 1,516 rushing yards, 17 touchdowns and an average of 6.5 yards per carry. 

In eight conference games, Flannery also topped the rushing leader board with 1,105 yards, 10 touchdowns and 6.2 yards per carry while leading Bethel to a 9-1 overall record and an 8-1 mark in conference play. The Royals, now 10-1, have climbed as high as No. 14 in the Division III rankings, and knocked off previously unbeaten Wartburg to advance to the second round of the NCAA Division III Playoffs. Saturday the Royals will travel to Illinois to face Wheaton College (10-1) at noon.

Saint John's University senior defensive lineman Kyle Schroeder (Richmond, Minn./Rocori) was named the recipient of the Mike Stam Award as the league's top interior lineman. Schroeder led the MIAC in 2010 with eight sacks and 12.5 tackles-for-a-loss (10 solo) in conference games. 

Overall, the senior lineman's eight sacks and 15.0 tackles-for-a-loss led the conference. Schroeder also finished with 54 tackles (33 solo), two quarterback hurries, one pass breakup and a forced fumble. Schroeder led the Johnnies to a third-place finish in the MIAC with a 7-3 overall record and a 6-2 conference mark. All three of SJU's losses came by a total of seven points. 

University of St. Thomas head coach Glenn Caruso (third season) was awarded the 2010 MIAC Coach-of-the-Year Award. Caruso's Tommies won their first outright MIAC title since 1983 with a perfect 8-0 record and an unblemished 10-0 overall regular season mark. In just his third season, Caruso has transformed St. Thomas from a two-win team (the season before his arrival) into an unbeaten squad ranked in the top five. The Tommies won their first-round playoff game Saturday against Benedictine (Ill.) 57-10 to improve to 11-0, and will host Linfield (9-1) Saturday in St. Paul at noon. In two-plus seasons, Caruso's record at UST is 29-5 (.852).

The 2010 MIAC Football All-Conference honors feature a First Team and a Second Team on both offense and defense, with 18 players selected to each squad. The MIAC Champion Tommies led the way with 15 total selections, including 11 First Team picks. Bethel was a close second with 14 players honored (eight First Team) and Saint John's (12) and St. Olaf (10) also had 10 or more players receive All-MIAC honors. 

As part of a conference-wide sportsmanship initiative, the MIAC announced the fifth annual All-MIAC Sportsmanship team for football. Members of the All-MIAC Sportsmanship team are selected by their coaches and teammates as individuals who demonstrate ideals of positive sportsmanship both on and off the field of competition.

2010 MIAC Football Awards
Jim Christopherson MIAC MVP 
- Logan Flannery, Running Back, Bethel (Sr., Lakeville, Minn./South)

Mike Stam Award - Kyle Schroeder, Defensive Line, Saint John's (Sr., Richmond, Minn./Rocori)

MIAC Football Coach-of-the-Year - Glenn Caruso, St. Thomas (third season)

2010 MIAC First Team All-Conference - Offense

Name Team Year Position Hometown/High School
Joe Boyle  Saint John's  Sr.  QB Richfield, Minn./Holy Angels 
Dakota Tracy  St. Thomas Jr.  QB Geneva, Minn./New Richmond-Hartland-Ellendale-Geneva
Logan Flannery  Bethel Sr. RB Lakeville, Minn./South
Leon Clark St. Olaf Jr.  RB Rochester, Minn./Century
Jon Lien Carleton  Jr.  RB Lindstrom, Minn./Chisago Lakes
Fritz Waldvogel  St. Thomas Jr.  WR Mendota Hts., Minn./St. Thomas Academy
Muneer Al-Hameed Augsburg Sr. WR Woodbury, Minn./Minneapolis Washburn 
Antonio Jennings St. Olaf  Sr.  WR Atlanta, Ga./North
Josh Pronschinske  Augsburg  Sr.  TE Fountain City, Wis./Cochrane-Fountain City 
Josh Ostrue St. Thomas Sr.  OL South St. Paul, Minn.
Mitch Elliott Bethel Jr.  OL Brooklyn Park, Minn./Minnehaha Academy
Jeff Gilbertson Saint John's Sr.  OL Wabasha, Minn./Winona Cotter
Chad Vandergriff St. Thomas Jr.  OL Eagan, Minn.
Brad Eckelmann Carleton Sr.  OL Portland, Ore./Lincoln
Drew Penz  St. Olaf  Sr.  OL Rochester, Minn./Mayo
Tim Juba  Saint John's Sr.  OL Cottage Grove, Minn./Park 
Fritz Waldvogel St. Thomas Jr.  Utility Mendota Hts., Minn./St. Thomas Academy
John Broback Hamline So.  K Apple Valley, Minn.

2010 MIAC First Team All-Conference - Defense
 

Name Team Year Position Hometown/High School
Kyle Schroeder  Saint John's Sr.  DL Richmond, Minn./Rocori 
Cyrus Allen  St. Thomas  Sr.  DL New Hope, Minn./Robbinsdale Cooper 
Trent Pearson Bethel  Sr.  DL Shakopee, Minn.
Andrew Johnson Bethel  Sr.  DL Maple Grove, Minn.
Nick Ondler St. Olaf  Sr.  DL Dodge Center, Minn./Triton
Tony Danna St. Thomas Jr.  ILB Lake Elmo, Minn./Hill-Murray
Billy Morgan Bethel Jr.  ILB Rosemount, Minn.
Ross Petterson  Bethel  Sr.  ILB Maple Grove, Minn./Osseo
Cory Svihla Bethel Sr.  OLB Foley, Minn.
Willy Baregi  St. Thomas  Jr.  OLB Richfield, Minn./Holy Angels
Zach Sturm St. Thomas Sr.  OLB Springfield, Minn.
Brady Ervin St. Thomas Sr.  DB Eden Prairie, Minn./Iowa State
Brendan Flaherty  Bethel  Sr.  DB Shoreview, Minn./Mounds View 
Ryan Deitz St. Thomas Jr.  DB Andover, Minn. 
Ian Goldsmith Saint John's So.  DB Shoreview, Minn./Mounds View
Zach Debeltz Concordia Sr.  DB Anoka, Minn.
Jason Obarski St. Olaf So.  P Apple Valley, Minn. 

2010 MIAC Second Team All-Conference - Offense
Name Team Year Position Hometown/High School
Marcus Brumm Augsburg Jr.  QB Lakeville, Minn./South 
Dan Dobson St. Olaf So.  QB Mankato, Minn./West
Colin Tobin St. Thomas Jr.  RB Itasca, Ill./Chicago Fenwick 
Jakob Reding  Saint John's  Sr.  RB Eden Prairie, Minn. 
Ben Wartman St. Thomas  Sr.  RB Prior Lake, Minn.
Alex House  Hamline Sr.  WR Champlin, Minn./Champlin Park 
Bronson Shepherd Concordia Jr.  WR Brainerd, Minn.
Sam Pederson Saint John's Jr.  WR La Crosse, Wis./Aquinas
Josh Overman  Saint John's  Sr.  TE Albany, Minn. 
Derall King Hamline Sr.  OL Inver Grove Heights, Minn./Sibley
Jared Buysse Concordia Sr.  OL Marshall, Minn.
Kyle Wahlund Bethel Sr.  OL Shoreview, Minn./Mounds View
Kyle Boersma Bethel Jr.  OL Hospers, Iowa/MOC-Floyd Valley
Lyle Opdahl Gustavus So.  OL Young America, Minn./Central
Dan Chapman St. Thomas Jr.  OL Urbandale, Iowa/Johnston
Josh Wolfe Bethel So.  OL Emmitsburg, Iowa
Alex House Hamline Sr.  Utility Champlin, Minn./Champlin Park
Jimmie Mattson  Saint John's So.  K Eau Claire, Wis./Memorial

2010 MIAC Second Team All-Conference - Defense
Name Team Year Position Hometown/High School
Reed Hefta Concordia So.  DL Falkirk, N.D./Underwood
Eric Klaers Hamline  So.  DL Elk River, Minn. 
Griffin Hayes Saint John's Sr.  DL Mendota Hts., Minn./St. Thomas Academy
Matt Evans St. Thomas Sr.  DL Avon, Minn./Albany
Brian Albrecht St. Olaf Jr.  DL Hutchinson, Minn.
Tommy Becker St. Thomas Sr.  ILB Wayzata, Minn./Minnesota
Mark Skoglund Carleton Jr.  ILB Murdock, Minn. 
Matt Olson  St. Olaf Jr.  ILB Apple Valley, Minn.
John Stanton Saint John's Sr.  OLB San Rafael, Calif./Marin Catholic
Brett Skoog Bethel  So.  OLB Long Lake, Minn./Orono
Guy Rudolph  Concordia Sr.  OLB Trimont, Minn./Martin County West
Brad Kruckeberg  Gustavus Jr.  DB Ellenndale, Minn./New Richmond-Hartland-Ellendale-Geneva
David Vavra  Bethel Jr.  DB Cambridge, Minn./Braham
Mike Bonynge  Saint John's  So.  DB Spicer, Minn./New London-Spicer
Ben Dobson St. Olaf So.  DB Mankato, Minn./West
Ethan Anderson Bethel  Jr.  DB Mapleton, Minn./Maple River
John Broback  Hamline  So.  P Apple Valley, Minn. 

2010 All-MIAC Sportsmanship Team
Augsburg - Adam Mead (Sr., St. Francis, Minn.)
Bethel - Peter Langson (Sr., Johnston, Iowa)
Carleton - Neil Kolstad (Sr., St. James, Minn.)
Concordia - Kent Johnson (Sr., Litchfield, Minn.)
Gustavus - Cody Sukalski (Sr., Blue Earth, Minn.)
Hamline - Anthony Iten (Sr., Fridley, Minn./Totino Grace)
Saint John's - Billy Lawrence (Sr., Edina, Minn./St. Thomas Academy)
St. Olaf - Drew Penz (Sr., Rochester, Minn./Mayo)
St. Thomas - Bryan Villar (Sr., Oakdale, Minn./Tartan)